In the wake of problems faced by traders at the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at the Attari border and instructions from the ministry of commerce, officials of the foreign trade office held a detailed meeting with importers and exporters operating through the ICP and listened to their woes.
The meeting was convened by foreign trade joint director generals Darshan Singh and AK Arora with a delegation of traders.
The traders were especially unhappy as they had suffered losses running into crores of rupees since goods imported from Pakistan, particularly gypsum, were damaged due to unloading at waterlogged open grounds.
CII Amritsar chapter chairman Rajdeep Uppal, who participated in the meeting, told HT that, "Traders told the foreign trade officials about the problems they have been facing since long.
Apart from apprising them of dumping of imports in waterlogged areas, we demanded more warehousing area and reduced labour charges."
The issues of poor infrastructure at the railway cargo terminal and scarcity of goods wagons were also taken up, he added.